Keon Family Law

In prior articles, we explored the pros and cons of jury trials in divorce and other domestic actions, as well as the availability of contempt remedies for violation of divorce decrees. This article will address the extent to which a party can demand a trial by jury when defending an action for...

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When a spouse receives disability insurance, worker’s compensation, or a monetary award for a personal injury suffered during the marriage, the classification of those payments in a subsequent divorce proceeding can be tricky. A trier of fact will have to determine whether a payment for the spouse’s...

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Question: Do unvested stock options and deferred compensation constitute marital assets that are subject to equitable division on divorce?

Answer and Discussion: As to deferred compensation, definitely. As to unvested stock options, the answer seems a bit less clear. Under Georgia law, insofar a...

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Divorce and other proceedings involving spouses or parents usually require a court’s consideration of sensitive information. To enable a fair division of marital assets and determinations on alimony, child support, and child custody, the parties typically must submit their financial records, medical...

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Georgia domestic cases, such as divorces, child custody and child support proceedings, legitimation actions, and family violence matters, normally fall within the jurisdiction of the State’s superior courts.(1) And where child custody is at issue, judges rather than juries always make the determinat...

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